Formax FD-230 Semi-Automatic Creasing and Perforating Machine
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Formax FD-230 Semi-Automatic Creasing and Perforating Machine

Part #: FD-230
Brand: Formax
  • Semi-automatic electric creasing and perforating of printed sheets
  • Reduces cracking of digital prints
  • Touchscreen control panel, featuring 8 languages
  • Automatically measures paper and sets creases for standard folds, including 1/2, , Gate Fold and Book Cover Up to 5 programmable jobs
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Product Description

The Formax FD-230 Semi-Automatic Creasing and Perforating Machine is specially designed for finishing printed materials. The creasing function prevents cracking of toner-based digital prints and ensures a clean, professional fold. The perforating function allows for easy separation of multiple printouts, tear-offs, postcards or tickets on a single sheet.User-friendly features include a touchscreen control panel, multiple creasing widths to accommodate various paper weights, and up to five programmable jobs for custom projects. The FD 230 automatically measures paper and sets the crease measurements based on the selected number of folds and is pre-set with five standard folds: 1/2 fold, 1/3 fold, 1/4 fold, Gate Fold and Book Cover. It has the capacity to crease laminated documents with ease, while the optional micro-perforating blade offers even greater flexibility for a wide range of projects.The FD 230 is ideal for small print shops, on-demand and in-plant operations finishing applications including greeting cards, postcards, brochures, invitations, book covers, tickets and more.

Product Details

  • Semi-automatic electric creasing and perforating of printed sheets
  • Reduces cracking of digital prints
  • Touchscreen control panel, featuring 8 languages
  • Automatically measures paper and sets creases for standard folds, including 1/2, , Gate Fold and Book Cover Up to 5 programmable jobs
  • Heavy duty metal construction for durability
  • Manual input, motorized creasing and output
  • Easy to adjust between creasing and perforating
  • Creasing bar offers three widths to accommodate various paper weights Large work area for sheets up to 18” wide
  • LED stop/go indicator helps avoid jams when loading paper
  • High-quality “anvil” perforating function

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Item Specifications

  • Speed: Up to 1,500 sheets per hour (one crease)
  • Paper Width: 4" (100mm) - 18" (457mm)
  • Recommended Paper Weight: 80 - 400gsm (creasing) 80 - 250gsm (perforating)
  • Creases Per Sheet: Up to 15
  • Pre-set Crease Locations: 1/2 fold, 1/3 fold, 1/4 fold, gate fold, book cover
  • Programmable Jobs: Up to 5
  • Creasing Bars: 2 x CITO technology, 1 x iron channel
  • Crease Width: CITO 1mm, paper thickness < .2mm (80 - 150gsm)
    CITO 1.4mm, paper thickness .2 - .4mm (160 - 250gsm)
    Iron channel, paper thickness .4 - .5 (250 - 400gsm)
  • Min / Max Distance of Creases: 0.079" (2mm) / 39.37" (1,000mm)
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Greek, Czech
  • Dimensions with Catch Tray: 16" H x 48" W x 28" D (406 H x 1200 W x 711 D mm)
  • Weight: 125 lbs. (56kg)
  • Power: 110V, 60Hz
  • Part Number: FD-230

Demonstration Video

Transcript: Formax presents the FD 230 Semi-Automatic Creaser/Perforator. This tabletop creaser perforator is ideal for on demand finishing of digital print jobs. Creasing a printed piece allows for easy folding and reduces unsightly cracking at the fold line. In addition, the perforating feature provides for the separation of multiple documents printed on one sheet such as tickets or tear-offs. The FD 230 features a colored touch screen user interface and can be set for 8 different languages. Using the preset folds, the FD 230 automatically measures the paper length and sets the crease or perforatio ... Read More
Formax presents the FD 230 Semi-Automatic Creaser/Perforator. This tabletop creaser perforator is ideal for on demand finishing of digital print jobs. Creasing a printed piece allows for easy folding and reduces unsightly cracking at the fold line. In addition, the perforating feature provides for the separation of multiple documents printed on one sheet such as tickets or tear-offs. The FD 230 features a colored touch screen user interface and can be set for 8 different languages. Using the preset folds, the FD 230 automatically measures the paper length and sets the crease or perforation locations which can easily be fine-tuned if needed. Creasing and perforating settings can also be entered directly into the control panel for custom folds. The five preset folds feature a book cover setting which creates crisp professional on demand bindings for books. Up to 15 creases or perforations can be made on a single sheet at a minimum of 2 millimeters apart and up to five job settings can be saved into memory for easy retrieval. The FD 230 has three creasing channels to accommodate a variety of paper weights between 80 and 400 GSM. Simply slide out the creasing bar and rotate it to the correct channel size and then reinsert. To crease, begin by setting the side guides for the paper width. Adjust the guides so that paper fits squarely between them with just enough room on each side to slide easily forward and back. Set the stop on the outfeed tray to let the paper lie flat after it exits. Then set the crease channel bar to the correct channel size based on the paper weight. With the guides and bar set, use the touch screen to set the position of the creases. Select from a programmed job, key in a new job, or use one of the five preset fold settings. To use one of the preset folds, key in the fold type and press the start button. The FD 230 will pull the sheet through and automatically determine the crease position based on the paper length. With the crease size set, press the start button again and the creases will be applied. If a custom fold type is needed, simply key in the position of the creases and press start. Up to 15 creases can be selected from one sheet. If the job is used regularly, it can easily be saved as one of the five programmable jobs. The FD 230 can easily be changed over to a perforator to create tear-offs or for separation of multiple cards printed on one sheet. Begin by removing the crease channel bar and rotate it so the flat side with no channel is facing up and then reinsert it. Next, replace the creasing blade with the included perforating blade. Follow the same steps as when selecting the crease positions. Run the sheets through the FD 230 and in no time, the perforations are applied creating an easy to tear off sheet. An optional micro perforation blade is available for finer edges. The FD 230 Semi Automatic creaser perforator ideal for on demand digital print creasing and perforating.

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